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    November 9, 2012
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including this one which went into a house. >> we had three calls at the same time. and by priority the officers were responding to those to make sure there wasn't any injury or threat to life. >> reporter: the cops picked back up on the 911 call and arrived here an hour and six minutes later at 6:50. then another distraction. two dogs a rottweiler and chihauhau were roaming around outside. police had to call animal control to secure the dogs. that took another hour. they finally got inside the house at 7:50. they found a woman's body in the entryway a hoodie around her face. no signs of forced help the try. >> neighbors say it was a married couple with other people who lived in the residence, renters or other family members. we are trying to find them and see if they can provide any other information. >> reporter: so who was the murder victim and who killed her? police are just not saying right now. they are saying that of that
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husband and wife couple who lived here, the husband is a person of interest right now. they want to have a conversation with him. we just got information from the san jose police department saying they have further information they are going to release within the next half hour. we'll bring you more at 6:00. san francisco had thunderstorms overnight and everyone is seeing the cold temperatures. he have chief meteorologist paul deanno with what we'll get hit with next. >> it's all going to be about the cold. rain moves on the and cold air is coming in, colder tonight than this morning. april 8th the last time we were below 41 degrees in oakland. these are your lows tonight. this is what you will get up to tomorrow morning if you walk
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the dog early. 35, 35 degrees in santa rosa. napa 35. fremont 43. even downtown san francisco dropping down to 45. so temperatures becoming more of an issue as rain becomes less of an issue. just a few showers offshore right now and that's it. we did have stuff falling from the sky earlier this morning and in some select spots, it was snow. one of those spots mount diablo. that's where roberta gonzales is live tonight. good afternoon. >> reporter: hi, paul. official sundown is at 5:02. it's occurring behind me as we speak. i'm at 2900 feet atop mount diablo tonight. this is where we saw light snow this morning according to chopper 5 this morning high in the sky. since then the snow has allowed to melt as the temperature here actually did top off right around 40 degrees. but coming up at 6:00 tonight, we are going to take you on our truck right here at mount diablo from the base to 1,000 feet to 2,000 feet, 3,000 feet, then at the summit, 3800 feet.
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we'll show you what every cyclist in the bay area that climbs this mountain knows, the temperature drops dramatically! again, that's coming up tonight at 6:00 right here on cbs 5. roberta gonzales from mount diablo. it has been a dismal week on wall street. today's slight gain wasn't much to recoup the losses from the market's worst two-day slide in a year. wall street is sending a message to washington, d.c. find a way to fix the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter grace lee with how both sides are taking note of this. >> reporter: we all know the long they are drags out, the more wall street is likely to suffer. if you want to know just how important dealing with a "fiscal cliff" is, consider this. it is the very first thing the president talked about publicly post-election. and today there are new signals of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan.
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i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann says that's exactly what it is. >> and there's a kind of dance taking place in which each side wants to portray itself as the one that is reasonable. >> reporter: that could be tough on capitol hill. today the president promised to veto any deals that include tax cuts on people making more than $250,000 a year a move republicans say will only cost more jobs. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> according to the ernst & young raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country.
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>> reporter: while the president and the speaker are at odds over income taxes on wealthier americans, they both signal that there are places where they could find middle ground, getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions, for instance >> i think this election is important because in providing some cover for republicans. >> reporter: with exit polls showing 47% of americans want the president to raise taxes on the rich, the president has been using that as political backing to his plan and republicans could use that as an excuse saying that they were just forced to compromise. in the meantime, congressional leaders are scheduled to meet with the president in the white house next week. i'm grace lee, cbs 5. the other big story out of washington today the director of the cia resigned after admitting he had an extramarital affair. david petraeus says the extremely poor judgment is unacceptable as a husband and as the leader of the spy organization. the affair surfaced when the
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fbi got a tip and investigated whether it posed a security risk. petraeus had been head of the cia since september of last year. before that, he led u.s. military forces in both afghanistan and iraq. much more on the petraeus story ahead on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley." bay area headlines. this is what's left of a suspect's car after a police chase ended this afternoon. they say the person was driving recklessly through castro valley before crashing into a light pole. the suspects under arrest suffered minor injuries. no one else was hurt. the lights are back on for san francisco residents left in the dark after a lightning strike. pg&e says the lightning damaged five transformers along 24th street about 1:00 in the morning. about 200 people in the noe valley neighborhood were affected by that. tonight, a santa rosa family is asking why someone would shoot their beloved pet. their 17-year-old american warm blood horse was shot and killed
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in sonoma county's bennett valley area. delta fox was grazing sunday morning on the outskirts of the 14-acre sonoma county ranch with two other horses. then the owners say the three came runningback to their stalls where they discovered an unimaginable scene. >> and had a very large hole in his flank. >> wow. >> and he came in and said, delta has been shot and killed. he is dying right now. >> well, delta the horse there had been shot with a high- powered rifle. the family is offering a $5,000 reward for anyone with any information leading to the arrest of the shooter. airbags becoming more of a danger. hundreds are deployed when there isn't even a crash. bad news drivers are getting after it happens. >> it is chilly but it's beautiful. less cloud cover right now than we first thought. we'll talk about why that's happening if it will have an impact for the weekend and the long-range forecast looks different than yesterday. i'll update it for you coming
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up. and mobile5 is live where there's relief at the pump finally and the news just keeps getting better. holiday shopping season shod also mess. to folks in the south bay looking to get an early start
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on the holiday shopping season should also get ready for a traffic mess. today crews started work on a safety improvement project on the i-280/880 stevens creek boulevard interchanges near valley fair mall. crews expect to be working on the project for the next three years. some welcome news at the gas pump. bay area gas prices heading down. >> according to aaa, today you're paying about 3.88 a gallon for regular in oakland, .02 in san francisco. ken bastida reports. >> reporter: hi, allen. out here in san rafael it's even cheaper than some of the prices that you guys listed. take a look at this. 3.75 at the arco station here off 101. and that is welcome news to a lot of drivers who have been paying a dollar more than that in some cases over $5 a gallon to fill up their vehicles. i talked to hugo salazar a while ago.
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he feels filling up his pickup truck and said this means real cash in his pocket every week. so it's costing you about $100 to fill it up? >> yeah. right now that's what it's going to cost me $100 to fill up my truck and i fill it up twice a week. so it's a lot of money. it's a lot of money. >> reporter: of course, the people that were pulling up in the priuses were sort of laughing at us, saying, yeah, still only about 18, $19 to fill up our car so we said great. people with the suvs are obviously very happy. and mike, the guy who owns this ar coast, says get ready. you want a thanksgiving surprise? it's on the way. he is about to lower his price from 10 to 20 cents before thanksgiving and that's because he says we're into the winter fuel, it's cheaper now and his price break is going down. so there you go. a thanksgiving surprise a couple of weeks ahead of time.
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reporting live from san rafael, i'm ken bastida in mobile5. back to you. >> there was no crash but the airbags still deployed. it's a problem impacting hundreds of drivers and why it costs them in the end. under water therapy for a dozen war veterans battling ptsd. their chance to swim with dolphins as part of their treatment. ,, m
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that's because the airbags n suddenly deploy while people driving. chrysler is recalling more than 900,000 suvs worldwide because the air bags can suddenly deploy when you're driving. the national highway traffic safety administration sails the reason: a failed part in the air bag control computer. it affects early 2000 model jeep grand cherokees as well as jeep liberties. and it's not just jeeps. our consumerwatch team has been working on a story about a bay area driver who had a similar airbag problem in another type of vehicle. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts shows us the damage. >> reporter: it may have looked like chelsea's car has been in a crash but the teen says these airbags in her 2001 ford focus deployed for no apparent reason. >> right about here was where the air bags went off. >> reporter: it happened as she was driving out of this parking lot at 10 miles an hour. >> there was a lot of white stuff like powder type stuff?
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i was like oh, my god, what happens? i was really scared. >> reporter: and hurt. not only did the air bag crack the windshield but the explosion left chelsea with minor injuries that her mother worries could have been much worse. >> i had a burn right here from the air bag and it cut my knees and i had bruises on my legs. >> she drives on the freeway. what if it happened on the freeway? there is no telling who would have crashed into her. >> reporter: the center for auto safety says unexpected airbag deployments in the ford focus are nothing new. >> the bottom line is, this is 2000 to 2001 ford focus had an airbag problem in the early days. >> reporter: in fact, back in 2002, the national highway traffic safety administration launched an investigation into the problem after reports of more than 300 complaints about unexpected airbag deployments. many of them from drivers who were stopped or driving less than 10 miles an hour. but nhtsa closed the investigation stating no fixes
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were warranted because it determined in more than half of the cases drivers had actually hit something. >> if it's not a serious crash, the air bags should not deploy. >> reporter: when chelsea's mom submitted a claim for the damage to the insurance company it was initially denied because there was no accident. >> they are claiming it's a manufacturing defect. >> reporter: something ford has denied in the past. it's a blame game that they are tired of playing but at the very least they hope their story makes a difference. >> other people need to know. other people have 15-year-olds driving vehicles and they could have a daughter that's driving this particular model and they need to be careful. they need to be knowledgeable that this is a problem in the vehicle. >> reporter: now, ford tells us it's investigating what went wrong with chelsea's car, and her insurance company has now agreed to pay for the fix. a consumer lawyer says, ford addressed similar airbag complaints starting in the 2002 ford focus with a software upgrade. and if you have a consumer
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complaint, give us a call 1-888- 5-helps-u or head to cbssf.com/consumerwatch. >> will do. thank you. have a good weekend. gas rationing went into effect today in parts of new york city hit hard by the storm. cars were odd numbers license plates they got to fill up today because it's 9th. tomorrow even numbers get their turn. the gas crunch has caused prices to jump 20 cents a gallon. widespread destruction from superstorm sandy will likely make this the largest relief effort for the red cross since hurricane katrina. so far the red cross has raised $117 million in donations for sandy relief. the west coast definitely stepped up to help the east coast. we want to thank you. with your help, we were able to raise nearly $180,000 for the red cross hurricane sandy relief fund during yesterday's telethon. and you can still make a donation by visiting our website, cbssf.com and clicking on the red cross link.
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>> it was fun working on that answering the phones. >> it was so neat to talk to people. it's amazing how generous people were. >> they really turned out. thanks. all right. they are warriors with wounds you can't see veterans of iraq and afghanistan suffering from brain trauma or ptsd. a group of those veterans got a chance to try a new approach to their therapy in vallejo today. cbs 5 reporter da lin shows us how dolphins help the healing process. reporter: they came home with invisible scars, psychologically traumatized by the combat experiences in the iraq war. >> it's personal. i'd rather not go into those. >> nice nightmares ray common occurrence. although over the years they have gotten less frequent, they are still -- every time they come up they're just as dramatic. >> reporter: of all places, their therapy took place in a tank at six flags discovery kingdom in vallejo with some very sociable and lovable dolphins. the 10 veterans are part of a
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post traumatic stress disorder recovery program known as pathway home. at first a lot of skepticism from the servicemen. the relationships started with rubbing of the dolphins. once they got comfortable, the vets started dancing with the dolphins. they even rode the dolphins around the tank. >> riding a dolphin. >> whoo! >> reporter: in just two short hours an emotional connection between the veterans and the dolphins ended with kisses. >> i just want to feed 'em fish and swim with 'em. >> reporter: this was the first time the wounded warriors got to work with these dolphins and it was such a big success that the program is now thinking about having other soldiers come here for future treatment. as for these ten veterans, they left with big smiles. even a gift, paintings from the dolphins. >> go to bed just excited and, you know, happy and hopefully not have any nightmares. >> reporter: in vallejo, i'm da lin, cbs 5.
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okay. it want a heated pool because they had wet suits but brave to just get in the water today it wa so cold. >> it was chilly. the coldest weather we have had since april 9 and 10 earlier this year with temperatures not getting out of the 50s. into the weekend, happy friday, you made it here's a peek of what you will wake up to tomorrow morning ordeal with, with the heater being on most of the night. fairfield, livermore, napa, santa rosa, pretty much anywhere north of the golden gate you likely will drop down to the mid- to upper 30s. mid-40s for san francisco and oakland. mountain view 46. san jose 42. cold enough for frost advisories to be in effect for mendocino county, low 30s tonight. sacramento valley anywhere from about 28 to 34 degrees. the coldest weather we have seen in central and northern california since april. all because of that pesky upper level area of low pressure. so we're keeping the cold but we're losing the rainfall. slight chance of a shower this evening and overnight tonight
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but that's it. you can see showers racing from the northwest to the southeast. perhaps clipping you close to half moon bay down toward capitola, santa cruz, you may see a few showers. right now the peninsula and much the bay area is dry. where is that upper low? it's moving to the east and away which is good if you don't want the rainfall. that means that the cold air is getting dragged down from the north as low pressure takes off on the west and that gives us cold air coming down from the arctic. so it's going to be chilly over the weekend even as the rain moves out: sunday veterans day and next week, high pressure will build in to our south. we are on the edge of things. that means we will stay dry, but we also will be chilly. we're not going to warm up. i don't think we're going to see 70 degrees for at least the next week or perhaps beyond. so isolated showers. there will be a few out there until about sunrise tomorrow. mornings are going to be cold, 30s and 40s. the afternoons sunshine, chilly
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like the upper 50s overnight into tomorrow. san jose 69 tomorrow. 60 santa clara. redwood city 59. 60 for walnut creek. concord 58. pleasanton 60 degrees with some sunshine and 60 in san rafael, 59 mill valley. milder, sunnier on sunday. nice day, chilly, low 60s. mid-60s monday and tuesday and now the rain has been pushed all the way back to next thursday. so we are going to stay dry but not going to be warm. there's going to be a chill in the air for a while. >> i like it. >> when there isn't a "spare the air," fireplace goes. >> exactly. >> cozy feeling. >> make the best of it. why not? >> put on the coat. >> exactly. >> thank you. people lined up in record numbers today for some holiday help. this was the scene at sacred heart community center in san jose. they are waiting in the cold to get a certificate for food and toys during the holidays. more than 100 people spent the night to be first in line. >> it means to me that my daughter will be able to have a
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holiday season because i'm not working, and we just moved here last month. >> the need is expected to match last year's record numbers. 4,000 families needing food and 5500 children toys. many who said once they get back on their feet they hope to run the favor. a new trend -- to return the favor. a new trend in childhood allergies. what parents may be doing that may be more harm than good. the director of the cia has resigned suddenly. it turns out david petraeus had a secret of his own. that story tonight on the "cbs evening news." ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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food allergies. now new research offers some tantalizing clues for two of them: peanuts and eggs. dr.m with the details. more and more families struggling it food with food allergies. dr. kim has more. >> i was actually [ indiscernible ] patients here right now --
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>> reporter: pleasanton pediatrician sees a troubling trend. >> for the past few years we have noticed cases of allergy and asthma have risen and there's always a question, what's caused this. >> reporter: now a provocative new study about parents. it found the greater your income, the greater the chance your child will develop a peanut allergy. researchers believe higher income households may be too clean and that infants need certain germs to rev up and develop healthy robust immune systems. that's why kids raised on farms are less likely to suffer from allergies, asthma, even eczema. it's called the hygiene hypothesis. >> hygiene, overly clean environments, and protecting a baby kind of bubble wrap them in their environment and not exposing them to anything at all may not be the best idea. >> reporter: a second set of studies is good news for kids with egg allergies. 55% of them will outgrow it by age 7 and for those who don't outgrow them, 56% are able to
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eat eggs in baked products. >> high temperature, it changes the proteins in a what i that for some people with egg allergy they are able to have it. >> reporter: doctors warn parents not too experiment at home. instead, speak to an allergist about which foods are safe for your child. dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5 healthwatch. tully's. how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa. and you'll always find your favorite. woman #2: with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. i just press this button.
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king. here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. putting major projects on the fast track. the goal of a billion-dollar plan in a bay area city. and plastic guns that fire real bullets. how 3-d printers can make homemade weapons that are completely legal. we'll have that and much more at 6:00. >> look forward to. see you in 30 minutes. it's going to be a chilly weekend. put enough extra blankets on the bed. >> this is grilled cheese and soup weather. >> sounds good. >> hot cocoa. >> it's not going to be cold but it will be chilly each afternoon the low to mid-60s over the weekend, mid- to upper 60s next week. gone are the 70s, gone are the record highs. but we are going to be dry after tonight, we'll see dry weather for five days. cold nights, lows in the 30s. >> wait, toma soup? >> split pea? >> scott pelley is next. >> pelley: tonight, the head of the c.i.a. is